On This Day

Deaths in History in November 1872

  • Nov 5 Thomas Sully, American portrait painter (Queen Victoria), dies at 89
  • Nov 7 Alfred Clebsch, German mathematician (b. 1833)
  • Nov 23 Ten Bears (Parra-Wa-Samen), American poet/Comanche chief, dies
  • Nov 28 Mary Fairfax Somerville, British scientific writer (b. 1780)
  • Nov 29 Cornelius Kreighoff, Canadian, dies
  • Nov 29 Horace Greeley, American founder and editor of the New-York Tribune ("Go west, young man"), dies at 61